Watlington Primary School

Watlington Primary School

Monday, 11 December 2017

School open Tuesday 12th December

Good Evening

The school will be open as normal on Tuesday 12th December.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone traveling to and from school to take extra care as the forecast is for very low temperatures overnight, with the strong possibility of ice patches in the morning. Although parts of the school grounds have been cleared of snow today, a significant amount of snow and ice remains.

Where possible, we ask for you to walk to school, rather than drive. The safety of our children, staff, parents, carers and visitors is our priority.

The school takes no responsibility for accidents on the site.

All children must be sent in with appropriate footwear (e.g. wellies), coats. We also recommend a hat, scarf and pair of gloves.

If there are changes overnight, we will update the school blog, website, local radio stations and the Oxfordshire County Council website, as well as send out a further email via ParentMail.

Best wishes

Watlington Primary School

Sunday, 10 December 2017

School closure December 11th 2017

The school will be closed tomorrow (Monday 11th December) due to icy conditions on the school site. Our priority is is the safety of all users of the school.

We will update the school website / blog, local radio stations and  communicate via ParentMail about Tuesday as tomorrow goes on.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Police Visit

As part of road safety week, we had a visit from Helen, Archie's Mummy, who is a police lady.  We talked about what she does every day and and she showed us the different parts of her uniform.  She explained to us how important it is to wear a helmet when cycling or scooting.  She also told us to listen to the adults when we are crossing the road!

Road Safety Fun

Foundation Stage fun

We have been into the car park to look at where we should be walking.  We have also discussed the importance of wearing helmets when riding bikes and scooters.

We have been role-playing crossing the road in our outside area.

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week began on Monday.  It started with members of ICC and our School Council patrolling the car park.   The School Council then lead a whole school assembly, where we were joined by our local MP John Howell. We were extremely proud of the School Councillors for their excellent presentation skills.  Well done!

Thank you for your ongoing support with the car park and we look forward to seeing you at our whole school family assembly this Friday 24th November.  

Monday, 13 November 2017

Representing the school with pride

Thank you to these three children for representing our school so well at the remembrance parade on Sunday.

Sent from my iPhone

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Key Stage 1 Christmas Play

The Key Stage 1 Christmas play will be on Wednesday 6th December. This is a change from the letter sent out on Friday, due to a clash with the PTA Christmas Disco on Thursday 7th December.

Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Phonics Tea Party

Thank you to everyone who came to the phonics tea party in Foundation Stage.  The children were fantastic and had great fun playing a range of phonics games.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Caring for our eggs

The children have been very busy caring for the eggs since they arrived. They have built shelters and provided food and drink, in case they hatched!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Watlington Hoard Art Workshop

Year 6 had a great day designing and making their own Anglo-Saxon style coins for our 'excavation' display and our 'museum' display linked to our work on the Watlington Hoard.

Every pupil made a coin for display and  took another coin home in a pouch they'd made.

The pupils were complemented on their hard work and excellent manners.  Good fun was had by all!

Monday, 2 October 2017

New arrivals in Foundation Stage

The children found some unusual looking 'eggs' in outdoor area today! Excited discussions followed about where they had come from and what could be inside- suggestions included monsters, dinosaurs, caterpilllars and hedgehogs! What will it turn out to be, we wondered?! Watch this space for updates...

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Harvest festival

Just a reminder that we are still in need of donations of tea, coffee and biscuits for our Harvest Festival.

Our open morning is tomorrow, Thursday, between 9.15am and 10.15am.

Also a reminder that we have our Harvest Assembly on Friday from 2.30pm

We look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Watlington Hoard

We've all been having a lot of fun learning about the Watlington Hoard.  We have found out all about the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, the contents of the hoard itself and had a chance to handle both some replicas and some genuine ancient artefacts.  Some of our work will be on display at the special event in town on Saturday 23rd September.

Foundation Stage Open Morning

        Join our ‘Outstanding’

Foundation Stage Open Morning.

Wednesday 11th October 2017     10am to 11am


Nursery places starting January 2018 (full time places available)

and Reception places from September 2018


You are warmly invited to join us.

No need to pre-book.  Just come along.





Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Lunchtime Supervisor Vacancy

Watlington Primary School is looking to appoint a caring and friendly lunchtime supervisor. You will be responsible for supervising children across the school at lunchtime, both in the dining room and playground, leading play activities and ensuring the safety and wellbeing and good behaviour of all pupils.

Duties will include:

  •  Supervision of pupils in the dining room
  • Supervision of pupils in the playground and in or around the school.
  • Supervising children indoors in the event of bad weather
  • Playing games with the children
  • Reporting incidents and accidents to the appropriate members of staff
  • Supporting and implementing the school's Behaviour Policy
  • Associated ancillary duties

You must have a good understanding of caring for children and the ability to work effectively as part of a team is essential.

For more information about our school, please see our school website (www.watlington.oxon.sch.uk) or phone the office to arrange a visit on (01491) 612474.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced criminal records check is required for this post.

To apply, please complete the application form on the recruitment section on our school website and email it to: office.2459@watlington.oxon.sch.uk

Salary:                                  Grade 2.8 (£7.90 per hour, term time only)

Hours of work:                  12:00-13:00 Monday – Friday (5 hours per week)

Closing date:                     Friday 22nd September at 12pm

Shortlisting date:             Friday 22nd September

Interviews:                         Monday 25th September

Start date:                           Immediate

Friday, 1 September 2017

New term

We are looking forward to seeing the children on the first day of term, Wednesday 6th September.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Beach party

We even had a pinata!

Foundation Stage Beach Party

We had so much fun today at the Foundation Stage beach party.  Paddling pools, hot dogs, candy floss, limbo, mocktails - and the sun came out for us!

Thank you to all of the parents who helped to organise this event.  Happy holidays! (nearly!)

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Botany and Beast Dressing up Day

The children had a fabulous day in their wonderful costumes. The day ended in an assembly where the children spoke about what they have been learning about their topic - The Bad Tempered Ladybird, growing a bean diary, parts of a mini beasts body and riddles. The finale was a rendition of the song 'The Ugly Bug Ball' with actions! Well done and thank you all Key Stage One children for a lovely happy and exciting day.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Early Year Olympics again!

Early Years Olympics

 Childcare providers from the Watlington Community joined the Hedgehog classes today for a fun- filled morning of sports. There was a happy atmosphere, as the children took part in activities run and organised by Year 5 and 6 children. Thanks to all who attended, especially to Year 5 and 6 for creating such enjoyable games, being so responsible and for encouraging to the younger children.